A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 22:01:02 / March 6, 2020 @ 10:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -93.0432 West, latitude 14.5372 North, depth = 35 km. Id of earthquake: us60008bdv. Event ids that are associated: us60008bdv. The temblor was picked up at 16:01:02 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Tecún Umán, Acacoyahua, Escuintla (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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